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Campaign launched by the Ministry of the Status of Women and Women's Rights against Covid-19

28 May 2020
Left: Minister for the Status of Women and Women's Rights Marie Ghislaine Monpremier

Port-au-Prince, May 28, 2020 --- The Ministry of the Status of Women and Women's Rights launched a campaign against Covid-19, on the occasion of the International Day of Women's Health Action, May 28.

The Ministry marked this day jointly with the United Nations in Haiti around the theme "When it comes to health, all women are concerned".

The United Nations calls for continued efforts to provide women with access to quality health services in Haiti.

Now is the time for action, say the United Nations with regard to indicators on women's health in Haiti, including sexual and reproductive health. Among the other indicators highlighted in support: the maternal mortality rate, which is the highest in the Caribbean region, rises to 529 deaths per 100,000 live births.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the problem of access to health care for women," notes the United Nations in Haiti.

Beyond the International Day of Action for Women's Health, the United Nations in Haiti reaffirms that it will continue to support the Haitian State in its efforts to guarantee women's access to quality health services to ensure the realization of the rights and choices of each Haitian woman and girl, with respect and dignity.